Kessler keeps WBC, WBA belts with unanimous decision over Andrade
Mar 25, 2007, 6:52 GMT
Copenhagen, Denmark - Mikkel Kessler retained his WBC and WBA super middleweight titles with a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Librado Andrade of the United States on Saturday.
All three judges scored the bout 120-108 in favor of Kessler, who became the first Danish boxer to hold belts from two major sanctioning bodies.
Kessler, nicknamed the Viking Warrior, started to wear Andrade down in the third round of the 12-round bout, landing several big blows in front of a raucous home crowd.
Andrade, who did not win a single round, made a little push in the 11th but that was about it. Kessler did everything but knock-out Andrade, who was fighting for the first time outside the United States.
Kessler improved to 39-0 with 29 KOs. Andrade, who was born in Mexico, fell to 24-1 with 18 KOs.
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